Dream sea­son opener for Unizul

Zululand Observer - Monday - - ZO SPORT - Larry Bent­ley

UNIZUL came out fir­ing on all cylin­ders in their open­ing Third Di­vi­sion rugby Ste­wart Shield match against eShowe, in eShowe on Fri­day night.

The team re­turned home with a 32-8 win much to the delight of a good con­tin­gent of their trav­el­ling spec­ta­tors.

The score was a re­spectable 13-3 at half time with Unizul scor­ing a con­verted try and eShowe re­ply­ing with a penalty.

The home team, which had hoped to carry their Bozas Cup per­for­mance into the Shield game, will be dis­ap­pointed with the re­sult.

In the sec­ond half eShowe man­aged to pull back five points with an un­con­verted try, but were to­tally out­played for most of the sec­ond half.

eShowe’s lack of fit­ness was their ‘Achilles’s heel’ in the sec­ond half and they failed to keep up the pace as Unizul went on the ram­page and ran in three tries.

Unizul scored at will de­spite a tena­cious but tired eShowe de­fence which tried des­per­ately to stop the fast-paced Unizul team.

eShowe’s San­diso Mpun­gose keeps the ball in hand as he pushes for­ward dur­ing a ruck against Unizul

Larry Bent­ley

Unizul’s Khayelihle Ngeleka reaches high for the ball dur­ing their game against eShowe on Fri­day evening

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